When do the clocks go back in the UK 2016?

When do the clocks go back in the UK? Picture Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

When do the clocks go back in the UK? Picture Rebecca Naden/PA Wire - Credit: PA

It's that time of year again, when we all struggle to remember if the clocks go forward or back and if we get an extra hour in bed or miss out on some valuable shut-eye.

The date might change each year, but what does stay the same is the fact that the clocks go back on the last Sunday of October.

Likewise, when the clocks go forward in the Spring, it is always on the last Sunday in March.

This year the clocks will go back by one hour on Sunday October 30 at 2am and this means that we'll all get that valuable extra hour in bed and the mornings will be lighter for the commute to work.

The clock change also means will we will see darker evenings and on the winter solstice at the end of December the nation will see just seven hours and 40 minutes of sunshine.


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We won't see lighter nights again until March 26 2017, when the clocks will wind forward again at 1am, and British Summer Time officially begins.

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